According to a recent Kaplan survey, roughly four out of ten law school applicants are expecting to work for a large law firm. But, are these expectations realistic?
As the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog points out, far fewer than four in ten 2011 law school graduates had that chance. Indeed, according to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) newest data, fewer than 10% of students in the graduating Class of 2011 attained work at firms with more than 250 attorneys. And, graduates in that group are not evenly distributed among law schools.
Using ABA data to determine the percentage of 2011 law school graduates who landed long-term, big law firm jobs by school, the Journal ranked the 25 schools with the highest percentages. As you might expect, the list is packed with the nation’s most elite law programs, including those that are typically ranked in the top ten. Still, there are several schools on the list that may surprise you.… Read full post